Incendiary is a 2008 British drama film portraying the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a football match. It is directed by Sharon Maguire and stars Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, it is about an adulterous woman's life, torn apart when her husband and four-year-old son are killed in a suicide bombing at Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal F. C. match. It is based on the 2005 novel Incendiary by Chris Cleave. A young East Ender woman is married to bomb-disposal officer Lenny. While the young mother is having sex with reporter Jasper, their son, about 1000 others are killed in a terrorist attack carried out by six suicide bombers at a football match. Both Jasper and Lenny's boss, Terrence Butcher, in charge of the anti-terrorist division, try to comfort the mother. Through Jasper's investigation into the bombing, the mother discovers the identity of one of the terrorists, she befriends his teenage son. When he finds out what his father did, he panics and runs, causing the police to suspect him to be a terrorist.
When he tries to take something out of his pocket they think he has a gun or wants to trigger a bomb. The mother, who tried to protect him, is wounded, but not severely; the terrorist's wife and son apologize to the mother for his part in the killings. Terrence confesses to the mother that he knew that a suicide attack was going to happen and could have stopped it, but he did not in order to be able to continue his investigation of the terrorist group, he says that he did not know in which stadium it would happen, thought it would be of a smaller scale. Although he knew Lenny and his son would be going, he did not warn them. Sometimes the mother is confused. Throughout the film, for therapeutic reasons, she writes a letter addressed to Osama bin Laden, assumed to be responsible for the attack. In the film's final scenes, the mother has another son by Jasper, seen running to the hospital and asking for her at the nursing station. Michelle Williams – Young Mother Ewan McGregor – Jasper Black Matthew Macfadyen – Terrence Butcher Nicholas Gleaves – Lenny Sidney Johnston – The Boy Usman Khokhar – The Bomber's Son Sasha Behar – Mrs. Ghorbani, the Bomber's Wife Ed Hughes – Danny Walsh Alibe Parsons – Pearl Stewart Wright – Charlie Al Ashton – Male Survivor Benjamin Wilkin – Young Policeman Robin Berry – Dazed Supporter Mercy Ojelade – Nurse Mena Joe Marshall – Gary / VT Man Filming began on 26 March 2007 in London, England.
The first filmed scenes were shot on location in Northampton Square and the Brunswick Estate in Islington, North London. Filming took place at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road stadium. Filming continued during the week of 30 April 2007 in St Albans, in particular in and around the Cathedral, St Albans School, Westminster Lodge; the production visited The Metropolitan Training College facilities near Gravesend to shoot the scenes at the football stadium, after the bomb has exploded. The film received poor reviews. Tom Charity, after viewing the film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, gave it one star out of five and called it an "ambitious/opportunistic effort that misses the mark, from the one-dimensional characters to the craven plotting and sentimental tone."Philip French called it an "ambitious British picture on an urgent topical subject is torpedoed by a poor script."Time Out gave it two stars out of six, saying "there are so many things wrong with writer-director Sharon Maguire’s first film since Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001 that it's hard to know where to start, but the fatal problem is that this is a film with an identity crisis".
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2000 AD (film)
2000 AD is a 2000 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Gordon Chan, produced by Benny Chan. The film stars Phyllis Quek, James Lye and Daniel Wu; the film was shot on location in Singapore. Released in Hong Kong on 3 February 2000, the film was timed to screen during the peak Chinese New Year period. A private plane belonging to the TDX company is shot down over Singapore by a rogue agent from the CIA, Kelvin Woo; the company president was coming to investigate a stolen computer protection system. Kelvin has a programmer, plant a bug in the 1st National Bank's computer system, but he still needs a "Caller Program" to wipe the systems before they can rob the bank. Colonel Ng, head of the Army's Information Warfare Unit, recruits Major Eric Ong from the Singapore Police to investigate the plane shooting independently from the US authorities. Eric is sent to Hong Kong to observe. In Hong Kong, brothers Peter and Greg Li are computer programmers. However, Peter's girlfriend Janet and her brother Bobby live with them.
Greg calls Salina. She tells him that her office was raided by the CIA. Ronald Ng of the Hong Kong Police Force Government Security Unit raids Greg's home, with him are Kelvin and his accomplice, representing the CIA. Eric watches from the street. While searching, an ion pulse bomb is triggered; the brothers are arrested and an American diplomat interrogates Greg while Ronald listens in. It asked for help from the embassy. Greg suspects that TDX may be implicated. Kelvin finds. Peter is released; as the vehicles leave the embassy, Peter sees his brother and waves goodbye. A rocket hits one of the vehicles, flipping it on to Greg's vehicle. All of the officers are killed by sniper fire. Kelvin, in the car behind Greg's, sits while everyone else panics. A devastated Peter follows Ronald as he chases the sniper, but find himself running ahead of the officers; the sniper fires at Peter. Meanwhile, Peter knowing the sniper is out, attacks him. Kelvin is about to shoot Peter when PTU officers show up. Kelvin pretends to help Peter while the sniper escapes.
Kelvin gives Peter his number. As Peter drives home with Janet, he notices a car following them, he confronts the driver. He asks Peter to help him investigate his brother's death; when Peter gets home, he finds. An officer breaks spilling coins all over the floor. Salina arrives with a judge, who prevents further searching; when the coins are cleaned up, a key to Greg's safe deposit box is found. Salina advises Peter to check the contents right away, she helps him forge his brother's identity, they find it holds a metal briefcase. They are arrested by Ronald outside the bank. While being driven away the GSU vehicles are attacked by assailants trying to steal the briefcase. In the gun battle several are killed, including Ronald. Just before he dies, Ronald warns Peter about Salina. Peter is forced to kill an assailant, while the sniper from earlier is stopped by Eric, who had just arrived. In the car, Salina opens the briefcase and finds a safe deposit box key for the Singapore National Bank. Peter decides to go to Singapore despite Eric's objections.
Eric tells Colonel Ng he believes the GSU were attacked by Kelvin, while confirming Peter's innocence and his suspicions about Salina. Colonel Ng demands he returns to Singapore. Peter's locks the key in the hotel room's safe, he distrusts Salina, while she becomes colder. They have a confrontation over dinner and Peter demands to know her identity. However, Salina tearfully reveals her car thief skills from being a hooker in a night club, where she met Greg. On the following morning and the key are missing; the others rush to the bank, where they see Salina leaving the bank, accompanied by the man Peter recognises as the sniper who shot his brother. The two leave in a red vehicle. Frustrated, Peter steals the police car. Eric rushes to the scene. Peter chases the car to the Boat Quay. Eric and three other officers have a gun battle; as Peter reaches the scene, Salina fires at his feet to stop him. A speedboat is hijacked and all three, including Salina, escape up the Singapore River. Eric tells Peter and his friends that they need to go back to Hong Kong and Eric asks Peter not to reveal his identity.
The contents of the safe are shown to Kelvin, but it only contains items of sentimental value to Salina. Disgusted, he reminds her that she belongs to him, she was the one, he threatens erasing all evidence. At the airport, Bobby finds a mysterious program implanted on his laptop. Alex completes the Caller Program, destroys the data for several organisations, including the Stock Exchange and National Bank, their intended target. Kelvin is upset, he gets a call from an unsuspecting Peter, who tells him about the program in Bobby's laptop and asks for his assistance. They arrange to meet at a hotel. A waiter offers them water and Peter is surprised to see it is Eric. With increased con
Option Zero is a 1997 Hong Kong action film produced by Gordon Chan and John Chong and featuring the directorial debut of Dante Lam. This film is a sequel to 1994's 1996's First Option. Film stars Julian Cheung, Anthony Wong, Carmen Lee, Monica Chan and guest stars Michael Wong, the star of the first two installments. Julian Cheung as Ben Chan Anthony Wong as Sing Carmen Lee as Kelly Monica Chan as Monica Leung Michael Wong as G4 trainer Ching Fung as Kim Chong Yat Nancy Lan as Amy Cheung Hung On as Chi Farini Cheung as Grace Joseph Cheung as Joe Michael Tong as Michael Lee Yue Lung as arm dealer Roderick Lam as Jim John Chan as John Andrew Chan as G4 team leader Leitao Mario De Meio as G4 team leader Roger Woo as G4 assistant trainer Rocks Chik as G4 member Vincent Chik as G4 member Ho Siu Hang as G4 member Michael Lam as SB member Eddie Che as SB/G4 member Yan Luk Man Wai as SB/G4 member Dick Tung as furniture mover Gary Mak as Lung Paul Cheng as model shop boss Wong Kin as Photographer Kin Lawrence Cheng Vincent Kok This film grossed HK$6,373,420 during its theatrical run from 27 November to 22 December 1997 in Hong Kong.
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Onmyōji is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Yōjirō Takita. It tells of the exploits of famed onmyōji Abe no Seimei, who meets and befriends bungling court noble, Minamoto no Hiromasa. Together they protect the capital of Heian-kyō against an opposing onmyōji, Dōson, secretly plotting the downfall of the emperor. A sequel, Onmyōji 2, appeared in 2003. Both movies are based on the Onmyōji series of novels by author Baku Yumemakura, which inspired a manga series by Reiko Okano; the Heian period was a time when human beings and various supernatural beings still coexisted with each other, the latter causing trouble to humans. Practitioners of the art of onmyōdō, the onmyōji, were held to be able to control and subdue these malevolent entities and other paranormal phenomena, were thus held in high regard, being employed by the imperial court. In Heian-kyō, nobleman Minamoto no Hiromasa meets court onmyōji Abe no Seimei, a mysterious man about whom many rumors have been told. On a dare by some courtiers, Seimei demonstrates his exceptional skills in onmyōdō by killing a butterfly without touching it.
Hiromasa visits Seimei at the latter's home, where he sees Seimei's shikigami in human form, one of whom was Mitsumushi, the butterfly he had killed earlier. Seimei joins Hiromasa in inspecting a mysterious gourd growing from a pine tree in Lord Kaneie's house. One night, Hiromasa impresses an unseen lady on an oxcart with his flute playing. Unbeknownst to him, this woman is Sukehime, Minister of the Right Fujiwara no Motokata's daughter and one of the current emperor's wives, worried that she is losing the emperor's favor as another wife, Lady Tōko, the daughter of Minister of the Left Fujiwara no Morosuke, had just given birth to a baby boy, to be the heir to the throne. Meanwhile, the head onmyōji of the imperial Bureau of Onmyō, Dōson, is secretly plotting to overthrow the emperor by trying to awaken the vengeful spirit of Prince Sawara, who had died 150 years ago. Wrongfully accused of treason by his brother, the Emperor Kanmu, Sawara committed suicide, but not before swearing eternal vengeance on the Son of Heaven.
When Dōson curses the emperor's newborn son, Prince Atsuhira, to be possessed by an evil spirit, Seimei combats his spells and drives the demon away with the help of Hiromasa and the immortal Lady Aone, ordered by Kanmu to guard the burial mound where Prince Sawara's spirit is sealed away. Hiromasa once again meets Sukehime on the oxcart, he confesses his feelings for Sukehime, who he calls'Lady of the Full Moon', but Sukehime, who still loves the emperor, rejects his advances. Both Seimei and Aone are accused of cursing the infant prince, they are saved in the nick of time by Morosuke, who points out it is unlawful to kill a court onmyōji without imperial permission. Dōson, implied to be behind the allegation, enchants one of the imperial police to attack the two. Taking advantage of Sukehime's jealousy against Tōko, Dōson uses his powers to turn her into a namanari that harasses both Tōko and the newborn Atsuhira. Seimei uses onmyōdō to transform straw effigies into the likenesses of the Emperor and the infant prince.
Sukehime assaults the effigies, thinking them to be the real emperor and Atsuhira. The emperor, moved by a waka poem she recites, speaks out loudly. Hiromasa, recognizing Sukehime to be his'Lady of the Full Moon', steps in to accost her. Sukehime comes back to her senses when Seimei removes a paper talisman attached to her back, but Dōson doubles his efforts, she transforms into an oni; when Hiromasa sacrifices himself by allowing her to bite on his arm, Sukehime comes back to her senses once more and kills herself with Hiromasa's tachi. In her final moments, Sukehime - now a human once more - begs to hear Hiromasa's flute one last time. Seimei shoots an arrow with the paper talisman towards the sky, ordering the curse to go back to its sender; the arrow, now on fire, lands in Dōson's secret lair, burning it to the ground. Dōson, swearing vengeance on Seimei releases the spirit of Prince Sawara from its confinement in the burial mound. Sawara's ghost enters Dōson's body and summons a horde of vengeful spirits to attack Heian-kyō.
Aone reveals to Seimei that he and Hiromasa are foretold by the stars to become the two protectors of the city: one cannot survive without the other. She and Mitsumushi go off in search of Hiromasa. Dōson makes his way to the imperial palace. Hiromasa tries to stop him in his tracks. Seimei and Aone find him. Aone suggests that Seimei resurrect Hiromasa by performing the rite of Taizan-fukun, the Chinese god of the dead, offering to sacrifice her immortality and life to do so. Hiromasa, brought back to life by the ritual, Seimei go to face Dōson. Aone's spirit, speaking through Hiromasa's body, convinces Sawara to give up his hatred. While Sawara at first refuses to do so, he is moved by the prospect of being with Aone -, the prince's lover during his lifetime - forever. Although now without Sawara's spirit to empower him, Dōson resumes the fight
Trishna (2011 film)
Trishna is a 2011 British-Swedish-Indian drama film and directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed. The story is a loose adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles, it is Winterbottom's third Hardy adaptation, after The Claim. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2011, after some further festival appearances it saw its first cinema release in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 9 March 2012. Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh, who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business, he sees her dancing at a hotel, is attracted to her beauty and innocence. After an accident destroys her father's Jeep and leaves her family without the means to support themselves, approached with an offer of employment from Jay and begins her work beneath him.
Jay develops feelings for Trishna. She is overwhelmed by his generosity and his position of power, does not know how to respond. After a night out with friends, Jay tracks her down and rescues her from the unwanted and escalating attentions of two men on the street. However, instead of taking her back to the servant quarters of the hotel, he stops in a wooded area and makes an advance, he rapes her, she comes back from their encounter crying heavily. She flees the next morning back to her family. An unwanted pregnancy results from the rape, Trishna has an abortion, hoping to put the entire episode behind her and continue in her family as if she'd never left. However, her father's shame at her pregnancy and the family's need for income means that she is sent to work for her aunt and uncle, serving her bed-bound aunt and working in the small factory her uncle runs. To her dismay, Jay seems surprised that she has not tried to contact him, he offers her the opportunity to be his live-in girlfriend in Mumbai, Trishna chooses to go with him, escaping the drudgery of factory work to start life again with Jay in the city.
In Mumbai, Trishna gets to accompany Jay to events relating to the film industry, in which he is interested in investing as a producer. She begins dance classes, is strikingly good, but Jay refuses to allow her to pursue dancing as a career, he tries to convince her that she is to stay at his side. Their relationship has settled into an arrangement when Jay has to leave for England, where his father is in hospital after having a stroke. Shocked by the brush with mortality, Jay feels closer to Trishna, confesses having had feelings with two other women in their social circles before she moved in with him. Feeling a level of trust with her patron/boyfriend, Trishna confesses to Jay that after their first sexual encounter, she became pregnant and had an abortion, he reacts by asking her why she didn't think he had a right to know and gets progressively angry when he thinks of all the times she could have told him about it. With difficulties at their highest, Jay abandons Trishna and stops paying the lease on their apartment.
Trishna – having heard nothing from Jay –- joins some of her friends from dance class in their apartment. To her surprise Jay returns to meet her, though he pretends it was all a misunderstanding and that she should have told him that the lease was not being paid. Meanwhile, she has learned from a rather greasy dance coordinator, that to begin a career as a dancer, she'd have to spend 30,000 rupees on a special card, money the dance co-ordinator offers to loan her. Stuck between going into debt with a stranger and the'better the evil you know' Jay, she chooses to return to Jay, his father's incapacitated state means Jay has to leave the city and go back to the idyllic hotel in Rajasthan. He offers her a job at his hotel. Due to their professional relationship, Jay treats her as a servant in public, which adds some titillating thrill to their encounters for him, but Jay's boredom and return to an dominant position exacerbates the power dynamic that plagued their interactions. Jay's desire for control becomes more overt.
He begins to imagine himself as the raja of this hotel, once a castle, taking up residence in the rooms the ruler had once occupied. He becomes abusive and sexually coercive, until Trishna becomes a mere object for his exploitation. Trishna, her spirit destroyed and her hopes for opportunity in tatters, takes a kitchen knife and, while Jay is sleeping, stabs him to death as he wakes and looks at her in surprise. Trishna escapes and returns to the village with her family, where at first she appears to be leading a normal life, but in the tragic climax Trishna finds an isolated spot and commits suicide by stabbing herself with the same kitchen knife used to kill Jay. Vicky Kaushal- Special appearance in the song "Maintenance" The film was produced by Winterbottom's production company Revolution Films in co-production with Film i Väst and Bob Film Sweden, in association with Anurag Kashyap Films, it received financial support from the Swedish Film Institute. Filming took place in Rajasthan. Trishna received mixed reviews.
David Gritten in the Daily Telegraph wrote that, "The film looks splendid, its incisive score by Shigeru Umebaya
Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012
Murderer is a 2009 Hong Kong thriller film directed by Roy Chow, starring Aaron Kwok. The film centers on a police detective investigating a series of gruesome murderers; as the case pulls him deeper, he soon realizes. The film co-stars Janine Chang, Cheung Siu-fai, Josie Ho and Chin Kar-lok, who served as an action choreographer. Murderer is a co-production between Focus Features and EDKO Film, was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 9 July 2009. Ling is a married self-assured Police Chief Inspector with an adopted 5-year-old son, investigating a cold-blooded serial murder case. However, due to the homicide attempt of a fellow inspector named Tai in which Ling emerged unscathed, colleagues are fast becoming aware of Ling's potential involvement. Ling suffered a loss of memory since that incident and cannot recall the events leading to Tai's attempted murder; as Ling sifts through the clues, he finds that all the evidence is pointing toward himself as the murderer. However, Ling's belief and unwavering sense of innocence fuels him to maintain his suspicion and keeps digging.
His colleagues do not believe him and he accidentally kills his partner in an argument. Ling enforces a lockdown mode to safeguard his family. During the lockdown the central plot twist of the movie is unveiled, as Ling's adopted son confesses his real identity to him, he is, in fact, Ling's half-brother, born by Ling's father's mistress, abandoned by the father. Driven by a life of pain and suffering for him and his mother he vowed revenge and painstakingly made his way back into Ling's life as his adopted son, he was able to accomplish this because of a medical condition where his physical stature remains that of a 5 year old. He reveals that he was the beggar boy Ling beat up many years ago. Having shared a bed with Ling's wife and paid close attention to Ling's friends he is able to fulfill his revenge and give out orders for the murders, carried out by his accomplice, a mentally handicapped man he befriended years ago at a disability center. Ling's wife is murdered in their home. Ling is able to gather himself to kill the accomplice and is moments away from carrying out justice on his adopted son until the police arrive and shoot him.
The end of the movie shows Ling's boss discovering that the adopted son is in the picture containing Ling's childhood friends and begins to suspect something whilst Ling is in a mental hospital engraving the words "Revenge upon release" on his left arm. Meanwhile, his adopted son is depicted on the beach as a maturely dressed child contemplating the future. Murderer is a co-production between Focus Features, EDKO Film, Sil-Metropole Organisation; the film marks the directorial debut of Roy Chow, features action choreography by Chin Kar-lok. During production, Aaron Kwok went without sleep for his role. On set, he became known as "Iron Man Kwok." Kwok in order to convey the most disturbed emotions, did not say much for nearly a day. He would sit in a corner without saying a word and looked vicious. Crew members warned each other not to go near Kwok; when production for the film ended, Kwok did not sleep for three days, despite feeling exhausted. Cheung Siu-fai, who co-stars in the film, had to overcome his fear of heights for film, as he had to jump down a five-story platform to a ground full of sharp rocks.
After Chin Ka-Lok demonstrated that stunt to him, Cheung agreed to perform it himself. In order to break his fall, Cheung used his arms to block the edges of sharp rocks from hitting his head. Despite being shaken after performing the stunt, Cheung described his fall as intense and exciting: "Although I am afraid of heights I feel this scene is refreshing and challenging." Murderer was released in Hong Kong on 9 July 2009. The film was released in Singapore on 23 July 2009; the film's movie poster depicts Aaron Kwok, with a vicious look on his face. This photo on the movie poster was taken by famed photographer Wing Shya, who aimed to capture Kwok's exhausted look and madly vicious eyes. Kwok himself was impressed with the poster, feeling that it was terrifying; when he first saw the poster he was not able to recognize himself. MTR, which runs Hong Kong's subway system, nearly banned the poster from all subway stations, feeling that the image was terrifying. Focus Features spent $1 million to have the theatrical trailer designed by the same English editing company that designed the trailer for Slumdog Millionaire.
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